Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – Comedy Drama
Category – Movie
Content – Quentin Tarantino’s 9th movie has surpassed all the others! Everyone knows the tragic fate of Sharon Tate, but this movie has it’s own spin on these events. We follow Rick Dalton, an actor in Hollywood, and his stuntman Cliff Booth while they embark on their journey of this time in 1969. We see Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate move in next door, Cliff is intrigued by a seemingly innocent flower girl and Rick tries to figure out if he still has an acting career. While all this is happening in Hollywood in 1969, I must admit that when Cliff goes home to his trailer (that is parked behind the Van Nuys Drive-in), the door opens and you see this beautiful red pitbull named Brandy, which steals the entire scene. She should have been nominated for Best Supporting! The movie plays out with a brilliantly brutal last 10 minutes and an ending you do NOT see coming! Quentin’s original screenplay of these events is not only amazing, but in my opinion his best work yet! This scores a 10 out of 10.
Acting – Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are outstanding in this film. Both men show you why they have been nominated for numerous awards. Leonardo’s character struggles with wanting everyone to know who he is, and this struggle is quite real in Hollywood even today. His personal battles on screen are remarkable. Then Brad’s character gets pulled into this intriguing yet mysterious world of Charlie’s girls; to which he is definitely suspicious of these seemingly nice but weird people. Then there is Margot Robbie, who plays the delightful Sharon Tate. She is cute, bubbly and its enjoyable to watch her watch herself (you’ll understand when you see the film). And then of course, Brandy the pitbull, who steals every scene she is in!!! There are guest appearances from Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant and even the late Luke Perry. The ensemble cast is simply brilliant! This scores a 9 out of 10.
Duration – This movie is 2 hours and 41 minutes of intrigue and excitement in 1969. Although it is a bit long, the fun of this film keeps you going. The originality of this film is so great that you actually want to see more! And again, the last 10-15 minutes is classic Quentin! This gets a 9 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – 28 out of 30.
Recommended Watch – MOST DEFINITELY! In my opinion, OUATIH is the BEST film of 2019!!!